The “German Rap/Hip Hop” Spotify Playlist

The "German Rap/Hip Hop" Spotify Playlist

Another Spotify playlist curated by AlbrechtProductions – “German Rap/Hip Hop”. The German urban music scene including rap/hip hop has a long history and went through radical style changes regarding the beats and lyrical content. The playlist shall give you a taste of all those different stages of German rap history. Whether or not you are able to understand its lyrics, enjoy the journey!

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Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 2)

Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 2)

Again, we will have a closer look at outstanding music studios from around the globe. Volume 2 of the blog article series “Outstanding Music Studios” highlights another four music studios – this time – located in the United States, Australia, Belgium and Italy. If you missed the series’ first article, you could find it here. Enjoy exploring the following stunning music studios.

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“Pool Party” – The Summer’s Spotify Playlist

"Pool Party" - The Summer's Spotify Playlist

Summer is just around the corner! That bags for a new playlist created by AlbrechtProductions to be played on the upcoming pool, beach or at all other outdoor parties and meetups. Hot hip-hop tunes are ready to be played as your soundtrack for probably the best time of the year. Enjoy the sun and have fun! We will extend the playlist as we usually do so stay tuned on Spotify 😉

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The Shifting Significance of Visuals of Music Releases

The Shifting Significance Of Visuals Of Music Releases

Info : This article is written in collaboration with Yannik Sturm (art director, photographer and Canon brand ambassador) who holds a bachelor degree in Media & Communication Design @ Macromedia Cologne, Germany. Also check out his latest work on his website! ×

As we might remember the times of vinyl releases with its large and often beautiful cover artworks and elaborated booklets, we nowadays miss the support of visuals that completes the product presentation of music releases. Even when the CD took over from the vinyl as the main medium of the music industry, the visual component mainly remained because the jewel cases also contained booklets or the album was released as visually appealing digipack. By another industry’s revolution that introduced digital music download portals such as Apple’s iTunes, the CD was more and more eclipsed until the now omnipresent streaming services like Spotify dominate the market and trends. Thereby, the mediums that encouraged a beautiful visual presentation almost disappeared and the visuals associated with the music release significantly decreased in its relevance.

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Useful Tools For Doing International Business

Doing international business by having customers or business partners from all over the world is always exciting, but also can be tricky sometimes. Different time zones, currencies, languages and connectivity can complicate the daily work. By using the right professional tools, you can control those constraints, and you can handle your international business without further headaches. In the music industry and the associated creative industries, we usually do not know borders and frequently collaborate with people from everywhere on the globe. Let me show you five handy tools that facilitate your international business!

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“Come Back” Bass Recording

"Come Back" Bass Recording

In the near past, I started documenting the progress of AP’s new modern rock project “Come Back” began with explaining how the idea for the song arose and how we started the songwriting and recording process by tracking the drums, guitars and keys. After the editing of the guitar recording was done, a demo mix was sent to Torsten Kolb, who I got to know as the bassist of the alternative rock band Blizzard back in 2014/2015. It only took a couple of days after I received a bass concept for the song that just needed a few small adjustments later during the final recording in late January to be exactly what I was initially looking for.

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“Come Back” Guitar Recording

"Come Back" Guitar Recording

One day in November 2018, I spent some hours of my weekend in my project studio and wrote and recorded drums for an entire song of which its rhythm existed in my mind after taking a shower – ready to be recorded. Just Pro Tools’s metronome and the idea in my head provided the basis for my new song. Later, I sent the finished drum recording to Philipp Lykostratis, a brilliant guitar player, motion designer and former colleague at the media agency. Soon after, I received already recorded demo guitar tracks that made me decide to schedule a recording session to finalise the parts and to do the recording at my place in mid of January. The following article will explain to you how we did it and what equipment we used.

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Lougne Relax – “Hookah ‘n Elyx” Spotify Playlist

Lougne Releax - "Hookah 'n Elyx" Spotify Playlist

This time I went through my Spotify archive of playlists that were created years ago and found one that perfectly complements the current playlist collection. Although I did not smoke Hookah since years, I just retained the original playlist name not to change the playlist’s vibe and intention back in 2015. Since then, the playlist was filled with appropriate hot urban music. So, enjoy another Spotify playlist “handcrafted” by AlbrechtProductions!

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